Mountain of Pines


Mountain of Pines


pine needles and silk organza
4.2M x 3M
2017-2018
The fleeting lifespan of the “Morning Glories” and “Mountain of Pines” which offers a wry take on this symbol of longevity—presenting a dry stand of yellowed pine needles, their shadows casting long pointy shadows across the wall...These works not only reference longevity, but also the idea of transcendence or “crossing realms”. The landscape painting, the garden, scholar’s rocks and bonsais were used by the literati as a focus for meditation—when the literati could not retreat to the mountains, these ersatz landscapes were a means through which to enter onto a spiritual plane.